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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 7,2% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

31 902 426  
17 141 812  
54%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2003  

2.8%  
22.5%  
74.7%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: Cdn $ 5.50 to Cdn $ 7.20 by hour (US$ 3.54 to US$ 5.16)

Average wage for a wage earner in the manufacturing industry in 2004: 20.23 dollars by  hour (ILO data)

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 40 or 48 hours depending on the province


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Human Resources Development Canada


Last modified in January 2006
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